The cost to attend the University of Alabama will increase by more than 12 percent this fall, the UA System Board of Trustees decided Friday.
Tuition and fees at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will increase by more than 10 percent and at the University of Alabama in Huntsville by 14 percent.
Each university is also cutting costs across the board, including reducing some positions.
System officials said the measures are needed to make up for a drop in state funding. Altogether, with the reduced state appropriations and rising costs of energy, retiree benefits and other needs, the three schools need to make up $98 million, said Chancellor Malcolm Portera.
Tuition and fees for Alabama undergraduates at UA will increase from $2,850 last year to $3,200 this fall.
At UAB, the cost will go from $2,104 to $2,332 for students in arts and humanities, math and science and social sciences; costs for engineering, business and education students will go from $2,152 to $2,380. Both increases are more than 10.5 percent.At UAH, the cost will go from $2,284 to $2,604.
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